- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Tonight there will be lines of Science Fiction Fans waiting outside of movie theatres across the country to be among the first to see John Carter of Mars, Disney's latest film.
Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote Princess of Mars 95 years ago and tonight it will be translated onto the big screen. We've got several copies in print here at the library, but I want to encourage you to download the ebook version. It is available for free on Project Gutenburg.
Why download an ebook version? Well it is a scanned copy of the original 1917 edition of the book. It includes some really gorgeous artwork by Frank Schoonover and while we do own one copy of that 1917 edition, you can't check it out. If you are among the folks waiting in line tonight, you can read the book while you wait. I know I always prefer to read the book first, then see the movie, don't you?
Check in with us and let us know what you thought of the book and the movie!
Noon, Wednesday, Feb. 22
King Library, Children's Room
Bring your camera and take a photo with a star from
Disney Pixars Toy Story 3.
Don't forget you can still donate a new children's book to the Partners in Reading Family Literacy Program's Book Drive "Together We Read." Book drive ends Friday, Feb. 25.
Donate a new book at your local branch library and receive one FREE ticket to Disney on Ice presents Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3. One ticket per family, while supplies last.
Only 1 out of every 300 children from low-income families own a book. Help local families start their own home library and create the joy of reading as a family. Reading helps expand imagination, builds knowledge, it's cool, fun and exciting. Most importantly, reading takes you To Infinity ... and Beyond!
Disney on Ice representative will also present a special Make your own Mr. or Mrs. Potato Head! Storytime/Craft program at three locations.
Thank you for supporting Partners in Reading's Book Drive!
A Pet for a Princess by Melissa Lagonegro, a Disney Princess Easy Reader, tells the story of Jasmine and her pet, Rajah. Jasmine is lonely and sad. Her father wants her to be happy so he gives her a gift. It is a tiger cub, which Jasmine names Rajah. Jasmine & Rajah become great friends, they play all day and the cub sleeps next to Jasmine’s bed. But as time passes Rajah grows, and grows and grows! Can they continue to be friends?
Most little girls have a few things in common… their favorite color is often pink and they may be obsessed with Princesses… especially the Disney princesses. What better way to encourage young learning readers than to tap into their favorite things? If you have a young princess at home she may enjoy one of the many Disney Princess easy readers we have available at the library like What is a Princess by Jennifer Liberts Weinberg and The Sweetest Spring by Apple Jordon. Of course, just because they are starting to be able to read on their own doesn’t mean your children won’t want you to read with them anymore. Longer Disney picture books like Princess: A Read-aloud Storybook will be perfect for parent and child bonding time.
SJPL now has children's books all related to Disney's new animated film Tangled. Tangled is based on the original fairy tale Rapunzel. Look at all the versions of Rapunzel that you can find at the library ! And if you are having a bad hair day like Rapunzel, you might find some helpful styling tips from the library's collection of books on hairstyling.
I checked out this movie as a possible selection for movie night with my little sister. She has developed a large fascination with the ocean and I selected Disney's Oceans. The movie is filled with everything from beautiful sea life to scary sharks. It touches on everything from creatures and how they live to what we can do protect the ocean from any further dangers. While the movie is great for young children be aware there are scene's involving natural predators.